Thursday, May 23, 2019

A Fun Activity For Kids (And Adults Also)



My mom bought Patrick one of these paint-by-sticker books and they've been so much fun.  They are addicting!

I've been teaching art on Friday's at school, and have some rambunctious, unable-to-focus boys. (I also get them right after lunch and recess and I also love them all and 'get it'.) . When we finished our art project one day, I filled time by borrowing Patrick's sticker-by-number book, had the kids get in pairs, and work on a sheet.  You would not believe it!  These boys were quiet, they sat in their seats, they LOVED doing this, more than any other project I've done.  I think it is something about the exactness, the numbers, the straight forward process that appealed to them-the ability to see the end?  I just loved what I saw-the ability to focus and accomplish a task, even for the kids who really really have difficult doing this.

They have books for all different ages.

The one I used in class for the fourth graders is this one-we all love it!

Here's some for ages 5 and up that are simpler and a good starting point for younger children, although if they recognize all their numbers and letters, and have the patience they could do the more difficult ones also.






9 comments :

  1. LOVE this recommendation! Perfect for Summer! BTW, what curriculum (if any) you use to teach the art class?

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    1. There were 3 of us subbing for the art teacher who was out all year with cancer. I just came up with ideas on my own from Pinterest but I used mostly literature to draw from-I would read them a great picture book before class and then we'd do a project based on the story or the illustrations.

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  2. This is totally new to me, Sarah.
    Looks perfect for a summer activity for my Flynn.
    Thanks!

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  3. Thanks for sharing with the blog world. I have purchased some of your previous recommendations and have not been disappointed. Have a wonderful weekend.

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  4. My daughter got these for Christmas and we've gotten a few since. She loves them!!

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  5. Oh I'm so excited to have my kids try these!!! Thank you so much Sarah!!!!

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing these great books!! I knew they would be a hit and so I ordered them as quick as can be. My kids love them! They were the perfect activity to quiet them down today and keep them from wanting to watch t.v.!

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  7. I have never even heard of these and I know my kids are going to love them! Thank you for sharing!

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